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Management of Neonatal Seizures

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Seizures in the newborn period constitute a medical emergency. Subtle seizures are the commonest type of seizures occurring in the neonatal period. Myoclonic seizures carry the worst prognosis in terms of long-term neurodevelopmental outcome. Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy is the most common cause of neonatal seizures. Multiple etiologies often co-exist in neonates and hence it is essential to rule out common causes such as hypoglycaemia, hypocalcemia, and meningitis before initiating specific therapy. A comprehensive evidence based approach for management of neonatal seizures has been described in this protocol.

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Sankar, J.M., Agarwal, R., Deorari, A. et al. Management of Neonatal Seizures. Indian J Pediatr 77, 1129–1135 (2010).

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